So, we all know what a pain discipline can be- no matter what your parenting philosophy is.
We recently stopped all corporal discipline in our house. Now we use a jar system. It has been working really well for us.
Just thought I would share for anyone else still struggling with this.
In a little over three weeks, my kids have really turned around (not completely well-behaved, but MUCH better than they were).
Here are our jars.
This one is pretty self explanatory.
In the disciplinary jar, there are 15 strips of paper. Each strip has a different consequence on it.
When a kid acts up, they reach into the jar and 'pick' their discipline. If they throw a fit because they don't like the one they got, they get to get another and have two.
This has really helped us out, and I just wanted to post it, for other families to try and see if it works for them.
The poem on the Pos. Behavior Jar is something I wrote, but, if you're going to use this idea, or one like it, feel free to use the poem.